2019 House & Garden Theatre & Workshops

2019 Theatre & Workshops

Experts Theatre 2019

Wed 19 Jun 15:00 to 15:45

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Speakers:

Philip Mould OBE
President, Plantlife

Presentation title

"Fake, Fortune & Flowers"

Philip Mould will talk about his experiences in the art world and how research, technology and conservation have revealed secrets of undiscovered paintings.  Philip is also president of Plantlife (the charitable partner of the event) and will relate how his attachment to nature  has helped in the process of bringing lost paintings to life.

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Fri 21 Jun 13:30 to 14:15

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Speakers:

Lucy Hughes-Hallet
In partnership with The Arts Society

Presentation title

Sewn and Sown: The Gardens of Restoration England

The monarchist landowners returning from exile in 1660 brought with them from Holland or France new tastes in garden design, and a longing to put down roots. John Evelyn was one of many employed to create little Edens for them. Alongside the lake-digging and the tree-planting, there flourished a fashion for floral-patterned brocades, for printed chintzes and woven silks and embroideries showing sinuous vegetation curving around pillars and trellises, and for stumpwork – tiny gardens made of wool and silk. Both types of garden – those embroidered on textiles and those planted in the ground, feature in my novel, Peculiar Ground.

This talk is kindly supported by The Arts Society.

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